Town Drunk Lyrics

These are the lyrics to song Town Drunk as performed by Love and Theft

Lyrics to song Town Drunk by Love and Theft

She used to come over to my house, she only lived a few miles away
I never knew why but my mama said if she wanted to she could stay
A pretty little girl who fought like a boy but she wanted to hold my hand
In a little blue dress that she always wore, yeah, I might have been her only friend

I remember that summer like yesterday, she used to hang around all the time
Down by the creek we would always play and tell secrets by the porch light
Shy as a bird and timid as a flower I wondered where she grew up
I never really thought that much about it but everybody said her daddy was the town drunk

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Broken like a bottle, running from the only home she ever had
Tangled in the talk behind her back
Yeah, he thought she was nothin', growing like a weed on the wrong side of the tracks
How could anyone not love a girl like that?

One afternoon in the middle of town, I saw her daddy sleeping on a bench
So I walked up and introduced myself and said his daughter was my best friend
He looked at me like he didn't care and he asked me for a couple bucks
Right then I decided I'd look after that pretty little girl whose daddy was the town drunk

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A girl like that

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A girl like that

Several years later, I read in the paper that her daddy had passed away
I was holdin' her hand, she had the baby in the other there was really nothing I could say
She looked at me and I gave her a kiss
All that mattered was the three of us
Nobody thought it would all work out for that pretty little girl whose daddy was the town drunk

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